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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religionsort ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
JANES, Thomas Patrick 60 McFarlane Street, St. John's 136 20 John Janes (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
RYAN, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4307 20 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MACKAY, Matthias Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 6309 21 Edward Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Frank Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1718 19 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUKE, William Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1306 20 Mary Duke (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 27, 1915 Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4954 24 Edward Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOZEC, John Black Duck Brook, St. George District 5946 20 Eve (Yves) Bozec (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURRAN, William Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4760 25 William Curran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, Martin Patrick Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1270 20 James Kent (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, Thomas 348 Water Street West, St. John's 4144 23 Matthew Kent (p) Grocer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RICKETTS, Francis J. Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 451 34 Mary Ricketts (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Patrick Burin, Burin District 4769 25 John Coady (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John J. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3214 21 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEVIGNE, Frank 216 New Gower Street, St. John's 2075 26 Mildred Levigne (p) Cotton wheeler 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SIMMS, Charles 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5437 20 Henry Simms (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, Alfred 24 Colonial Street, St. John's 4598 18 Annie Spearns (p) Packer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JUDGE, Joseph Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1039 19 Mary Judge (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8467 26 Peter Connors (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
MOONEY, James Raymond Great Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 920 20 Alfred Mooney (p) Whaler 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CRICKARD, William 32 Plank Road, St. John's 8220 18 Thomas Crickard (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Walter Leonard 20 Buchanan Street, St. John's 407 19 John Joseph Murphy (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, September 29, 1915
SHAW, Andrew Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2740 24 William Thomas Shaw (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
MASON, William Avondale, Harbour Main District 6190 22 Patrick Mason (p) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLANCHE, John Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5265 23 Frank Blanche (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919